WHICH WEST COAST CITY HAS THE BEST TRANSIT RAIL?

WHICH WEST COAST CITY HAS THE BEST TRANSIT RAIL?



in a one-week period I have the opportunity to ride transit in cities up and down the west coast from Los Angeles to the Bay Area to Portland to Seattle in this video I am going to rank the rail systems of each of those four cities the system that I consider to be the least impressive is bark which is the Bay Area's Rapid Transit it is the Train that is used to get around San Francisco Oakland and other parts of the bay area of these four systems Bart comes in third in number of lines and number of stations with five lines and only about 44 station Bart does okay with connections it has various bus systems in various cities throughout the area that do connect with with Bart however in most cases there is no free transfer additionally Bart is not the cleanest of lines but the reason why Bart comes in dead last is because of its cost train fares on Bart are distance based and it isn't cheap for me to get from Pleasanton into the city it cost me $11 roundtrip $11 that's 550 each way coming in third is the link train up in Seattle there is only a single line which means there's not a ton of coverage in the Seattle area plus sides of this train are that it's clean and it's relatively inexpensive though it is also distance-based fares like the Bay Area the most expensive rate is about $3 for a single ride Seattle's link train is well connected to other streetcars monorail and bus systems in the region that is definitely a positive and of course Seattle in general is not as large an area as the bay so it doesn't take quite as much to get good coverage like in San Francisco Seattle's link train will connect you right to the airport this is another positive however it is lacking Spanish translations which is important when you have a beautiful wife whose first language is Spanish now determining second and first place is difficult these two contenders came in very close second place I have Portland's max rail now the max in Portland is an incredible train it features five lines plus it is well connected to other forms of transit throughout the area including a great system of streetcars and buses the max in Portland is clean it does feature Spanish translations it's fast it's consistent and it's also well priced it is 250 for a single ride or $5 for the day pass if there's any point where the max train fails it's that the entire system is at grade or above ground which slows it down in certain areas coming in at number 1 is Los Angeles with its metro rail system it's interesting that in a city that is so famous for its traffic and congestion so few people know how great its rail system is I give la Metro number one on the west coast for the following reasons Metro has six different lines stopping at a total of 93 different stations and counting's LA's Metro has more lines under construction than any other system on the west coast and rides on Metro come at a price that cannot be beat for a single ride you pay a buck seventy-five round-trip three fifty and a day pass is seven dollars that is cheaper than any other west coast transit system and when it comes to connecting to additional transit LA's Rail has an intricate system of buses that can get you anywhere that you need to go in the city it's the only thing that LA's Metro has against it versus these other three cities is that it is yet to fully reach its airport LA's rail is however on its way aside from opening up a line to Santa Monica this year LA's metro continues to extend its purple line through the Miracle Mile into Century City and on into Westwood and LA's Metro is building an entire new line that will connect the Expo Line to the Green Line with a stop at LAX but aside from its great coverage and its great cost LA's Metro come number one for its extensive underground system making it faster and more efficient in Portland's max

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  1. Does Seattle really need spanish translation? There aren’t that many Hispanics in Seattle as far as I know. While LA and SF have a lot more

    I do think Seattle in 2035 will turn out to be number 1 or 2 anyway.

  2. I noticed sacramento isn't in here, probably because our transit is sub par lol, its been 10 years since the street car was proposed to go to west sac, like, 20 years since the proposal to bring light rail to the airport, roseville, and it still hasn't been started yet, where are all the funds going? They say they're underfunded how come all the other cities on the west coast have money and sacramento don't have shit? i don't get it

  3. Man you on them drugs for thinking LA has a better system then Portland does… lol LA has more construction going on cause LA is trying to down grade that crazy traffic they have going on.. so that’s the only reason why.. and beside that Portland all day ride is cheaper than LA.. and they bus system runs more frequent then LA does also.. you need to do more fact and research on Portland trimet..🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️

  4. If the 1960s didn't go down as it did la metro and the red/yellow cars would be a fair comparison to NYCs grand subway

  5. I lived in North Hollywood and never once took the metro there. Why? Because the time estimate was one hour and 45 minutes into Hollywood. So I always drove which usually took me around 20-25 minutes.

  6. What about the San Diego Trolley? Also, the Seattle Link Light Rail is planned to have a few more lines and more stations in the future. The TriMet MAX actually has an underground station called Washington Park which is the deepest underground station in the USA.

  7. Agreed.BART i$ too co$tly!..as is S.F.'s Cable cars[$7.]By Comparison:N.Y.C's Subway Costs $2.85 as of this post,for the Largest Subway/Metro on Planet & it's open 24/7![May now be only 24/7 Metro system in world[?]

  8. This is totally not right. The Bay Area has by far more TRANSIT RAIL. With the combination of BART trains and Muni trains (subway, light rail, Historic streetcars and cable cars) the Bay Area public transit is by far better than LA. I can get to just about anywhere on public transit in the Bay Area, but can do the same in the LA area. Soooo sad this video =[

  9. Los Angeles is in a BOOM time of transportation. The projects to come before the olympics in 2028 are huge, many lines are coming fast. They project money will also flow in much faster, to complete projects sooner than expected, so what you read now may be only an estimate. The bay area may have the oldest and greatest bart system (LOOK UP PAST 70's BART VIDS, IT"S AMAZING)… What they did back then is spectacular. Yes they are upgrading as needed. But Los Angeles is getting a new system quickly, and it's going to be great. Even if it takes 10 to 20 years… It will be free travel by then, while hyperloop and Elon tunnels, drones, flying, and self driving cars take people much quicker on safer freeways with cars that all interact without any accidents or traffic. The future is great, too bad many of us won't be here to live in it.

  10. For a smaller major city. Portland has an excellent system. Always adding or planning new rail lines. I just wish it was a subway in downtown. As the above ground slows the system down

  11. The seattle link is relatively new but in the not so distant future it will be really nice once it goes to tacoma and to Bellevue….and no it doesnt need spanish translation leave that crap in your s..hole of a state California.

  12. I LIVE IN LA AND AM FROM SF. LA HAS THE WORSE RAIL SYSTEM. IT DOESN'T GET YOU FAR ENOUGH and THE BUSSES SIT IN TRAFFIC IN LA.. SAN FRANCISCO HAS THE BEST TRANSIT OF ALL CITIES IN THE WEST.. CALTRAIN and BART WILL SOON CIRCLE THE BAY. MUNI METRO AND STREET CARS ARE PRETTY SOLID. I'VE SPENT TIME IN PORTLAND AND SEATTLE AND LOVE BOTH CITIES. THEY DO NOT HAVE GOOD ENOUGH RAIL. SEATTLE IS EFFECTIVE WITH BUSSES. YOU CAN'T AFFORD BART. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT.

  13. I live in Los Angeles but I visit Portland yearly and I must say I like Portland's light rail infrastructure much better. The problem with LA's rail is that it's high-floor. This means that, in order to make a new stop, a train station actually needs to be constructed. The great thing with Portland's streetcar and MAX is that they have low-floor entrances, and thus can use the curb as a fully-equipped transit station. This is much more versatile and means less work needs to be put into expanding the system. Also, the downtown area is full of transit stops… so much so that walking and transit is my main means of transport in Portland. LA has a nice system but it's limited. I am lucky to live a mile from a light rail station, but people in the valley and the Peninsula are often screwed over.

  14. Keep in mind that Portland is about 10x smaller than LA. If Portland was the size of LA, they'd probably add in all of those extension plans they've been considering plus more.

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